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Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot against minnows Les Herbiers

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday.

PSG travelled to the Normandy coast with the French league title already wrapped up and looking to take another step towards what would be a fourth consecutive Cup triumph - a record - if they beat third division Les Herbiers at the Stade de France on May 8.

PSG crush Monaco to reclaim French title

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Angel Di Maria and Giovani Lo Celso scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain secured a fifth Ligue 1 title in six seasons on Sunday with a 7-1 rout of last year’s champions Monaco.

Unai Emery’s team blew Monaco away in a first-half blitz that saw PSG score four times in 14 minutes at the Parc des Princes with with Lo Celso striking either side of goals from Edinson Cavani and Di Maria.

PSG crush Monaco to reclaim French title

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Angel Di Maria and Giovani Lo Celso scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain secured a fifth Ligue 1 title in six seasons on Sunday with a 7-1 rout of last year’s champions Monaco.

Unai Emery’s team blew Monaco away in a first-half blitz that saw PSG score four times in 14 minutes at the Parc des Princes with with Lo Celso striking either side of goals from Edinson Cavani and Di Maria.

Without Neymar, PSG eye memorable comeback against Real Madrid

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit when they host Real Madrid in their heavyweight Champions League last-16 second leg on Tuesday (1945 GMT), but do so without the injured Neymar.

The world’s most expensive player is recovering from a foot operation in Brazil, yet the French club remain hopeful they can overcome the defending European champions and advance to April’s quarter-finals.

Neymar scores four as Cavani matches Zlatan record

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored four times while Edinson Cavani equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Paris Saint-Germain all-time goalscoring record as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders thrashed Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday.

Angel Di Maria struck twice inside the opening quarter-hour at the Parc des Princes before the Argentine provided the cross for Cavani to net his 156th PSG goal.

Referee kicks Nantes player as PSG edge to victory

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a controversial 1-0 Ligue 1 win at Nantes on Sunday that was marred by a bizarre late sending off.

There was drama in added time as Nantes centre-back Diego Carlos was sent off by Tony Chapron for appearing to accidentally trip up the referee, with the official responding by kicking out at the Brazilian and brandishing a second yellow card.

Referee kicks Nantes player as PSG edge to victory

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a controversial 1-0 Ligue 1 win at Nantes on Sunday that was marred by a bizarre late sending off.

There was drama in added time as Nantes centre-back Diego Carlos was sent off by Tony Chapron for appearing to accidentally trip up the referee, with the official responding by kicking out at the Brazilian and brandishing a second yellow card.

Bizarre red card overshadows PSG win at Nantes

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a controversial 1-0 Ligue 1 win at Nantes on Sunday that was marred by a bizarre late sending off.

Di Maria poked in a 12th-minute opener for the visitors, before producing a glaring miss later in the first half.

Lyon and Marseille win, Balotelli Nice’s hero

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon and Marseille kept the pressure firmly on Monaco in the race for Champions League qualification in France as Mario Balotelli fired Nice to another victory on Sunday.

Teenage midfielder Houssem Aouar scored twice, including a last-gasp winner, as Lyon came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Amiens and go second on goal difference above both Monaco and Marseille.

PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Pastore powering in a second just after half-time.

PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Pastore powering in a second just after half-time.

No Neymar, no problem as Cavani sends PSG seven points clear

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Paris (AFP) – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.

Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.

No Neymar, no problem as Cavani sends PSG seven points clear

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Paris (AFP) – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.

Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.

Cavani doubles up to send PSG seven points clear

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Paris (AFP) – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.

Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.

Cavani doubles up to send PSG seven points clear

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Paris (AFP) – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.

Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thump Anderlecht

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Brussels (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday.

Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal in three Champions League outings before half-time.

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thump Anderlecht

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Brussels (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday.

Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal in three Champions League outings before half-time.

Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar’s decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching emoji, shows the 25-year-old Brazilian superstar stretched out on the pitch with his chin resting on his left hand.

Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar’s decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching emoji, shows the 25-year-old Brazilian superstar stretched out on the pitch with his chin resting on his left hand.

Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Last-gasp own goal hands PSG French Cup

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Paris (AFP) – The unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Extra time loomed at France’s national stadium - where French President Emmanuel Macron was among the spectators - when Cissokho turned an Angel Di Maria corner past his own goalkeeper while under pressure from Blaise Matuidi at the near post.

Football: Argentina to take on minnows Singapore

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Singapore (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on football minnows Singapore in a June friendly match in the city-state, organisers said Wednesday.

Argentina, ranked second in the world by FIFA, will kick off at the National Stadium against 159th placed Singapore on June 13 to mark the 125th anniversary of the island’s football association.

Football: Argentina to take on minnows Singapore

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Singapore (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on football minnows Singapore in a June friendly match in the city-state, organisers said Wednesday.

Argentina, ranked second in the world by FIFA, will kick off at the National Stadium against 159th placed Singapore on June 13 to mark the 125th anniversary of the island’s football association.

Falcao allows Monaco to grind out precious victory

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao came off the bench to turn the game in Monaco’s favour as the Ligue 1 leaders recovered from a goal down to beat Dijon 2-1 on Saturday.

Cedric Varrault’s goal had struggling Dijon in front at the Stade Louis II but Nabil Dirar poked in following a Falcao free-kick to equalise on 69 minutes and the Colombian netted from another dead ball to secure the points.

Falcao allows Monaco to grind out precious victory

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao came off the bench to turn the game in Monaco’s favour as the Ligue 1 leaders recovered from a goal down to beat Dijon 2-1 on Saturday.

Cedric Varrault’s goal had struggling Dijon in front at the Stade Louis II but Nabil Dirar poked in following a Falcao free-kick to equalise on 69 minutes and the Colombian netted from another dead ball to secure the points.

PSG thrash Monaco to retain French League Cup

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Lyon (AFP) – Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Monaco 4-1 on Saturday to lift the French League Cup for the fourth successive season.

Julian Draxler fired PSG ahead with just four minutes played in the final in Lyon, but Thomas Lemar levelled for Monaco before the half hour.

PSG thrash Monaco to retain French League Cup

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Lyon (AFP) – Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Monaco 4-1 on Saturday to lift the French League Cup for the fourth successive season.

Julian Draxler fired PSG ahead with just four minutes played in the final in Lyon, but Thomas Lemar levelled for Monaco before the half hour.

Spot on Messi fires Argentina over Chile in World Cup qualifier

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile on Thursday.

Barcelona star Messi stroked home his penalty on 16 minutes after veteran Chile defender Jose Fuenzalida brought down Angel Di Maria with a clumsy challenge.

Spot on Messi fires Argentina over Chile in World Cup qualifier

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile on Thursday.

Barcelona star Messi stroked home his penalty on 16 minutes after veteran Chile defender Jose Fuenzalida brought down Angel Di Maria with a clumsy challenge.

Champions League progress near impossible: Neymar

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s Brazil star Neymar says it will be a virtual ‘mission impossible’ for the Spanish giants to progress in the Champions League after their 4-0 first leg demolition by Paris Saint-Germain.

No team has ever come back from a 4-0 first leg deficit to remain in the Champions League and Barcelona are under no illusions about the mountain they will have to climb for the second leg of the last 16 clash at Camp Nou on March 8.

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Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain Batter Monaco 7-1 To Regain Title In Paris (Photos & Video)

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While Manchester United were handing the Premier League title to Manchester City on Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain were winning the Ligue 1 title for themselves, courtesy of a scintillating 7-1 demolition of Monaco at theParc des Princes.

The hosts utterly pulverised defending champions Monaco, with the Argentine duo of Giovani lo Celso and Angel Di Maria both netting a brace, with Edinson Cavani and Julian Draxler also getting on the scoresheet.

Wednesday Kickoff: Lacazette injury, Di Maria open to Barcelona move and more

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One injured star is set for some time on the sidelines, providing a massive blow to a Premier League hopeful.

With the forward out four-to-six weeks following surgery, Arsene Wenger says that Alexandre Lacazette's goalscoring form was impacted by his recent knee injury while calling the issue a "massive blow".

Argentina’s Iffy World Cup Qualification Campaign Left Angel Di Maria Needing Psychological Help To Deal With Cruel Memes

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Angel Di Maria has revealed that he sought psychological help after being upset by memes mocking the Argentinian national team's struggle to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

A last-ditch victory over Ecuador on the final matchday saw the Albiceleste just about sneak themselves a spot in Russia, but that didn't stop fans from haranguing them for a largely slapdash qualification campaign.

Thursday Kickoff: Dortmund eyeing winter signings, Paul Pogba returns to training and more

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Borussia Dortmund's struggles could force the club's hand while one Manchester United star is nearing a return.

With the team currently struggling, Borussia Dortmund leadership says the club could make some big winter signings. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba is nearing a return as he reportedly began training with Manchester United's reserves.

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: PSG hosts Bayern, Chelsea visits Atletico, and more

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The UEFA Champions League resumes on Wednesday with another eight matches on tap.

The marquee matchup takes place from the Parc Des Princes as Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Bayern Munich to France. In Group C Atletico Madrid hosts Chelsea in their first meeting since 2014.

Here's a preview of those two games and the rest of the eight-game slate in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Barcelona ‘Announce Signing Of Angel Di Maria’ After Twitter Account Hacked Overnight

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Just for one hot, sticky moment, it looked like Barcelona had retaliated to PSG's recent hostile pinching of Neymar by snaffling one of their main attacking talents in return.

Indeed, quite out of the blue, fans were shocked to see Barca reveal the signing of Angel Di Maria via their official Twitter account of Tuesday night.

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Ronaldo to pay €14.7 million “as a gesture of goodwill” to Spanish treasury

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been under the scanner for allegedly evading taxes. After news broke out of the Portuguese superstar defrauding tax authorities, there has been speculation regarding the forward’s future in Spain and he has even been linked with a mega transfer to former club Manchester United.